Tag Archives: Spain

DOMAINfest Europe Heads To Barcelona

The latest DOMAINfest Europe is coming soon to Barcelona with over 250 domainers expected to attend following last year’s successful event in Prague. There will also be a premium Moniker live auction on 8 June.

The conference promises to offer an agenda with a perfect combination of educational presentations and panel discussions. And an early bird discounted registration fee of $695 ends on 30 April.

Popular topics to be covered include:

  • European Legal and Regulatory Issues.
  • TLD Update: Growth Trends and Investment Bets
  • Content and Monetisation Strategies.

Updates on the agenda will be posted in the first week of May.

As usual there will be plenty of networking and social activities, with some of the activities organised to date including:

  • Backstage at FC Barcelona
  • Gaudi Walking Tour
  • Old Town & La Rambla Walking Tour
  • Tapas Cooking Class
  • Wine Tasting in Penedes
  • Barcelona in the Middle Ages Walking Tour
  • Montserrat Tour
  • Savory Stroll Scavenger Hunt
  • Tapas Bar Crawl.

For more information on the excursions organised, see:

For more information and to register, see:

Madrid Enters The Race for New Top Level Domain

The growing list of contenders for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) has seen the Spanish city of Madrid enter the race with a proposal for .MADRID.

The idea for .MADRID follows the approval in 2006 of .CAT to represent the Catalan community around the world, but originally from Spain.

PuntoMadrid is interested in what domain names people would like to register and have a form where you can reserve your .MADRID domain for individuals, companies and distributors. How this works in practice is not known, but it could also help PuntoMadrid determine what are the premium and most wanted domain names should they be successful in their application.

.MADRID is, like .CAT is for the Catalan community, aimed at helping developing the unique cultural aspects for the city.

If approved, companies, associations and individuals in the community of Madrid would be able to register their name or marks with the extension .MADRID. Other Spanish initiatives for new gTLDs include .Gal (Galicia), .EUS (Euskadi) and .BCN (Barcelona).

For more information on the .MADRID initiative, see puntomadrid.org.